2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Under the Hood
Four different engines are available for the F-Series Super Duty, each providing impressive power and performance. The base engine is a 6.8-liter V8 producing 400 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque — the standard engine for the XL. A larger 7.3-liter V8 that ups output to 430 horses and 485 lb-ft of torque comes as standard equipment on all other trims except the Limited. While both of these engines deliver excellent capability, the diesel engines are the best options for towing. A 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, which would be plenty for most applications. But for maximum towing, Ford offers a high-output version of this diesel that generates 500 horsepower and an immense 1,200 lb-ft of torque. All engines (gas or diesel) are teamed with a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission.

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